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Riyadh MOU announced C.I.C on Pilot Transfer Arrangements

On August 16th, 2016

Riyadh MOU has announced it will be launching a concentrated inspection campaign (C.I.C) on pilot transfer arrangements, to run from 1-September-2016, to 30-November- 2016. The purpose of the campaign is to ensure that ships comply with the requirements for pilot transfer arrangements detailed in the Annex to IMO Resolution A.1045(27); for example, the condition of..

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Algeria ratifies the MLC

On August 12th, 2016

Algeria has become the 79th state to ratify the the International Labour Organization (ILO) Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC), which sets out minimum international standards for the working and living conditions of seafarers on board ships. Algeria is estimated to supply 1,137 of the world’s seafarers, and it has a merchant fleet of 138 ships..

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Panama Maritime Authority reissues Minimum Safe Manning Certificates

On August 11th, 2016

The Panama Maritime Authority has issued Merchant Marine Circular on the principles of Minimum Safe Manning Certificate of a ship due to STCW amendments. Specifically, this Merchant Marine Circular supersedes MMC. No. 21, 43, 65 and 73. Taking into account the great volume of Minimum Safe Manning Certificates that are going to be re-issued, Panama Canal Authority strongly..

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IRClass receives recognition from European Union 10 August 2016

On August 10th, 2016

The European Commission has adopted a decision granting recognition to the Indian Register of Shipping (IRS) in accordance with Regulation (EC) No. 391/2009 of the European Parliament. With this, IRClass joins the elite group of classification societies recognized by the EU. This recognition confirms IRClass as meeting the stringent EU requirements and having a performant..

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Hong Kong promulgates MSC resolutions and SOLAS amendments

On August 9th, 2016

The Hong Kong Shipping Registry has issued Shipping Information Note with the purpose to promulgate IMO MSC resolutions and to advise the parties concerned of the new chapter XIV, the amendments to chapters II-1, II-2 and Appendix of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974 and its Protocol 1978 and Protocol 1988 which will enter into..

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TSIB takes over from MPA the role of conducting safety investigations

On August 5th, 2016

MPA Singapore has announced that the TSIB will conduct investigations into air and marine accidents and incidents, independently of and separately from any judicial or regulatory proceedings, and make recommendations to enhance the safety of air and sea transport. Indeed, the sole objective of TSIB’s investigations is the prevention of further accidents and incidents; they are not for the..

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ClassNK releases new PrimeShip-HULL software

On August 3rd, 2016

ClassNK has released the latest version of its design support software PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) Ver.3.5.0., developed in response to the IACS Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers. In addition to improved overall performance and usability, the design evaluation function for the prescriptive calculation software now has a wider scope and additional functions such..

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The US Coast Guard and DNV GL signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA)

On August 2nd, 2016

DNV GL’s centre of excellence for smart energy and cyber security testing expertise has achieved UKAS accreditation and CESG recognition. After several months of intense assessment, the newly-opened Technical Assurance Laboratory (DTAL) based in Peterborough has been accredited and recognised to offer Common Criteria and Commercial Product Assurance testing. Common Criteria (CC) is an international..

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USCG and DNV GL ink MOA

On August 2nd, 2016

The US Coast Guard and  DNV GL signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) authorizing DNV GL to participate in the Alternate Compliance Program (ACP) and delegated certain survey and certification services for U.S. flagged vessels. This MOA and delegation supersedes the agreements previously executed by DNV and the Coast Guard on Aug. 4, 2006, and GL..

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ClassNK makes breakthrough finding for ULCV

On August 2nd, 2016

ClassNK has announced that it has concluded that the minimum required brittle crack arrest toughness for extremely thick brittle crack arrest steel plates of 100mm used in ultra-large container ships is 8,000 N/mm3/2. The technical expertise is a world-first and is based on verification tests carried out as part of a joint R&D project in..

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